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Forum: Multiple Sclerosis

Multiple sclerosis is an autoimmune disease that affects the brain and spinal cord. Multiple sclerosis (MS) affects women more than men. The disorder is most commonly diagnosed between ages 20 and 40, but can be seen at any age. MS is caused by damage to the myelin sheath, the protective covering that surrounds nerve cells. When this nerve covering is damaged, nerve impulses are slowed down or stopped. The nerve damage is caused by inflammation. Inflammation occurs when the body's own immune cells attack the nervous system. Repeated episodes of inflammation can occur along any area of the brain, optic nerve, and spinal cord.

  1. Sticky Thread Sticky: Forum archives

    Started by Mike Weins, 08-18-2011 03:37 PM
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  2. Sticky Thread Sticky: Useful books on MS and related subjects

    Started by Parsi, 10-10-2011 01:10 AM
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  3. Sticky Thread Sticky: Useful Websites (posted by David Hosobuchi, 10/2006--Updated 1/2018)

    Started by agate, 08-30-2011 12:32 PM
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  1. "Affordable Health Care"

    Started by Gabriella7, 06-28-2012 08:54 AM
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    07-09-2012, 08:09 PM Go to last post
  2. "As I Am"--music video for MS Awareness Month

    Started by agate, 03-22-2015 05:05 PM
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    03-24-2015, 07:52 AM Go to last post
  3. "Consumer 101" program on NBC

    Started by agate, 09-27-2018 05:32 PM
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    09-27-2018, 05:32 PM Go to last post
  4. "Fur Babies"--photos of members' pets

    Started by agate, 08-16-2011 01:48 PM
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    08-17-2011, 04:47 PM Go to last post
  5. "I have one word for you: botox!"

    Started by Catdancer, 01-20-2016 03:48 AM
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  6. "loss of awareness" part 2

    Started by redcardinal, 05-14-2016 12:19 PM
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    05-15-2016, 09:27 AM Go to last post
  7. "loss of awareness", a MS cognitive symptom

    Started by redcardinal, 05-14-2016 06:39 AM
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  8. "Sticky" threads from old board?

    Started by agate, 08-15-2011 08:18 PM
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  9. "Thank you" option available now in posts

    Started by agate, 03-09-2012 05:31 PM
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  10. "When I Walk"--about young filmmaker's MS--being shown on PBS

    Started by agate, 02-12-2014 08:04 AM
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    06-30-2014, 09:24 PM Go to last post
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    02-15-2016, 09:10 AM Go to last post
  11. (CMSC) Can some MS patients stop disease-modifying drugs?

    Started by agate, 06-09-2017 12:48 PM
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